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Heavily armed man found with drugs

A Spokane Valley police officer stopped a man riding his bike down the middle of Third Avenue near Thierman Road just before midnight Tuesday and discovered he was armed with five knives of various sizes and types.

Zachary Christenson, 20, reportedly had two small folding knives in one pants pocket, a dagger in another pants pocket and a backpack containing a machete, throwing dagger and another knife. The officer also found a dozen metal shims typically used to break into cars, gloves, binoculars, zip tie handcuffs and heroin, police said.

Christenson was also wanted on two felony arrest warrants, which he admitted to the officer, police said. He is now facing new charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools and three counts of possession of dangerous weapons with intent to conceal.

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